Marc J. Randazza
Marc J. Randazza is the managing partner of the firm and spends the majority of his time in the Las Vegas office, and is available for consultation in any of the firm’s offices, and at selected times in his correspondent firms’ offices in Turin, Italy and Paris, France. He is a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney, and handles litigation and transactional matters nationwide.
Randazza’s First Amendment calling came to him at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, where he studied Journalism, but focused most of his studies on First Amendment legal issues.
After college, he worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and Rome and Palermo, Italy, with sojourns on fishing vessels in Alaska, and oil tankers, tugboats, and freighters in the Caribbean and South Florida.
After his journalist and mariner days, he attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, and where he spent time clerking for the Supreme Court of Vermont and for Rydin Carlsten Advokatbyrå, a Stockholm-based intellectual property law firm.
Immediately following law school, Marc received a fellowship from the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, where he spent two years conducting in-depth research, publishing, and lecturing on First Amendment and intellectual property law issues.
Following his fellowship, Randazza established a career focused on First Amendment and Internet law.
His practice includes representation of defendants in SLAPP actions, protesters, and other free speech cases as well as intellectual property litigation and transactions. His practice includes representation of Internet businesses with Section 230 protection, adult entertainment businesses, and other businesses and individuals in intellectual property and free speech matters. Randazza was honored by Vegas, Inc. as one of Southern Nevada’s best attorneys for lawsuits and disputes.
Randazza formerly taught First Amendment Law, Entertainment Law, Trademark Law, and Copyright Law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. He is a frequent panelist at legal conferences focused on these issues. He is often asked for commentary in the mainstream media, and has frequently appeared on national television news shows, offering commentary on First Amendment legal issues.
Randazza is an officer of the First Amendment Lawyers’ Association. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, all federal courts in those states, multiple federal appellate courts, and before the United States supreme court.
- B.A. – University of Massachusetts (Journalism)
- M.A.M.C. – University of Florida Master of Arts in Mass Communication Law
- Juris Doctor – Georgetown University Law Center
- LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law – Università degli Studi di Torino
- United States Supreme Court
- Massachusetts Bar
- Nevada Bar
- California Bar
- Arizona Bar
- Florida Bar
- All Massachusetts Federal Courts
- All Nevada Federal Courts
- All California Federal Courts
- All Arizona Federal Courts
- All Florida Federal Courts
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Mr. Randazza is rated as AV Preeminent® in Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation.
First Amendment Lawyers’ Association
Mr. Randazza is a past president of the First Amendment Lawyers’ Association.
Reported Decisions and Law Review Publications
In his nearly 30-year career, Marc J. Randazza has achieved notable wins for the First Amendment and Intellectual Property. Not only do clients rely on his expertise, but lawmakers, the media and fellow attorneys both in the United States and abroad often call upon him to inform policy and analyze matters of free speech, Copyright, Trademark, and the Internet.
A considerable number of Marc Randazza’s case decisions have been reported. In addition, he has authored numerous scholarly works which are available for download below.
- Van Voorhis v. Comins, 40 Fla. L. Weekly 2694 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015)
- Tobinick v. Novella, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150083 (Sept. 30, 2015)
- Roca Labs, Inc. v. Consumer Op. Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143107 (Oct. 21, 2015)
- Tobinick v. Novella, 43 Media L. Rep. 1803 (S.D. Fla. June 4, 2015)
- NML Capital, Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20722 (D. Nev. Feb. 19, 2015)
- Roca Labs, Inc. v. Consumer Opinion Corp. 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161132 (Oct. 28, 2014)
- Chevaldina v. R.K./FL Mgmt., 133 So. 3d 1086 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)
- Expert Witness Case: Calista Enters. v. Tenza Trading, 43 F. Supp. 3d 1099 (D. Or. 2014)
- Jones v. Dirty World Entm’t Recordings, 755 F .3d 398; 42 Media L. Rep. 1984 (6th Cir. 2014). Counsel for amicus curiae.
- Comins v. VanVoorhis, 135 So. 3d 545; 42 Media L. Rep. 2021 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)
- Liberty Media Holdings v. Henson, 516 F. App’x. 673 (9th Cir. 2013)
- Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn, 716 F.3d 1166 (9th Cir. 2013)
- Rakofsky v. Washington Post, 971 N.Y.S.2d 74, 2013; 41 Media L. Rep. 1863 (N.Y. 2013)
- Katz v. Chevaldina, 900 F. Supp. 2d 1314 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
- AIRFX.com v. AirFX, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31541, 2012 WL 780941 (D. Ariz. 9 Mar. 2012)
- Liberty Media Holdings v. Vinigay.com, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24978, 2012 WL 641579 (D. Ariz. 28 Feb. 2012)
- Sanchez v. Joel, 94 So. 3d 594, (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)
- Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. BitTorrent Swarm, 277 F.R.D. 669 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
- Righthaven v. Hoehn, 792 F. Supp. 2d 1138, (D. Nev. 2011)
- Righthaven v. Wolf, 813 F. Supp. 2d 1265, (D. Colo. 2011)
- Doe v. Fry, 22 Fla. L. Weekly 378, (M.D. Fla. 2010)
- Ricks v. BMEzine.com, 727 F. Supp. 2d 936, (D. Nev. 2010)
- Internet Solutions v. Marshall, 39 So. 3d 1201 (Fla. 2010)
- Internet Solutions v. Marshall, 611 F.3d 1368 (11th Cir. 2010)
- Internet Solutions v. Marshall, 557 F.3d 1293 (11th Cir. 2009)
- Solid Host, NL v. Namecheap, Inc., 652 F. Supp. 2d 1092 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
- Porter v. Bowen, 496 F .3d 1009 (9th Cir. 2007) (Not counsel in case, but my law review article was cited in the decision)
- Salle v. Meadows, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92343, 2007 WL 4463920 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 17, 2007)
Academic and Legal Publications
- Lenz v. Universal: A Call to Reform § 512(f) of the DMCA
- Ulysses: A Mighty Hero in the Fight for Freedom of Expression
- Kosovo’s Digital Independence: Time for Kosovo’s CCTLD
- Freedom of Expression and Morality-Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
- Annual Review of Civil Litigation
- The Legal Status of Making Adult Films in Nevada
- Nevada’s New Anti-SLAPP Law: The Silver State Sets the Gold Standard
- The Need for a Unified and Cohesive National Anti-SLAPP Law
- Gambling in America’s Senior Communities
- The Florida Supreme Court Dulls the Edge of Rule 1.420(e)
- Condo Casino! Gambling in Florida Community Associations
- The Other Election Controversy of Y2K: Core First Amendment Values and High-Tech Political Coalitions
- Getting to Yes with Terrorists
- Breaking Duverger’s Law is not Illegal: Strategic Voting, the Internet and the 2000 Presidential Election
- The Constitutionality of Online Vote Swapping